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Lazy Girl Crochet Blanket

Lazy Girl Crochet Blanket
Lazy Girl Crochet Blanket
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It doesn't have to take days, weeks and months to work up a crochet afghan! You can make this Lazy Girl Crochet Blanket in 5 and a half hours because it's worked with 2 strands. This crochet pattern from Lion Brand Yarn is cozy and incredibly fast to make. If you need a last minute gift for someone or for an occasion, this is definitely a go-to idea. We adore the super bulky and self-striping yarn that is used in this afghan because it gives it a very interesting texture.

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How to Crochet this Afghan:
1. Afghan is worked in one piece with 2 strands of yarn held together.
2. Before beginning, wind just one of the skeins into 2 balls so that you have an even number of strands.
3. Pattern stitch can be worked by following written instructions or the diagram.
4. An edging is worked along the long side edges of the finished piece.

Easy

Crochet HookQ or 16mm hook

Yarn Weight(6) Super Bulky/Super Chunky (4-11 stitches for 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge2 V-sts = about 4 in. (10 cm) with 2 strands of yarn held together

Materials List

  • 792-201 Homespun Thick & Quick Yarn: Coral Stripes - 7 balls
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size Q-19 (15mm)
  • Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)

Pattern

  1. With 2 strands of yarn held together, ch 67.

  2. Row 1: V-st in 5th ch from hook (4 skipped ch count as 1 base ch and first dc), *sk next 2 ch, V-st in next ch; rep from * to last 2 ch, sk next ch, dc in last ch – at the end of Row 1, you will have 21 V-sts and 1 dc at beg and end.

  3. Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, V-st in each ch-1 sp across, dc in top of beg ch.

  4. Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 60 in. (152.5 cm) from beg.

  5. Fasten off.

Finishing

  1. Join 2 strands of yarn with a sl st in any corner so that you are ready to work along a long side edge. Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced along the long side edge.

  2. Fasten off.

  3. Rep edging across opposite side edge.

  4. Weave in ends.

Abbreviations

V-st (V Stitch)
(Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated stitch or space.

Want to add a different spin on your edging? Try the reverse single crochet edging, as seen here in this video tutorial!

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I guess this project was given the title Lazy Girl Crochet Blanket because it used a very simple stitch that you can do even with eyes closed, and you don't need color changes. Something kinda challenging is using two strands of yarn held together. I love doing the V-stitches, they're fun to do and comes out so attractive. Appreciate the diagrams and drawings in the pattern. Thanks.

Okay! Okay! I guess it's time for me to learn the "v" stitch. It seems everything my eye is finding attractive tonight has it at least in it, if it's not the main stitch! I love the texture of this blanket and WOW! who wouldn't go for something that can be made in sooo little time. I'm putting this on my "Next Project Please" list.

Its nice to be a lazy girl sometimes, especially on the weekends and especially if you can be one with this pretty blanket from Lion Brand. Amazing that this blanket can be made in less than 6 hours. The double thread and large needle helps make this work up so quickly and easy to follow instructions are a plus.

I was reading the instructions and first questions was, "what is a V stitch?" But no worries it was described at the end of the pattern and looks easy enough. This will work up fast and be perfect for those chilly nights. I always drape an afghan over my couch and this one will be good. Thank you for the pattern.

This is what I would call a serious winter blanket. Two strands of bulky/super chunky yarn worked together. If this blanket does not keep you warm, you have no blood running through your body. I think perhaps I will select a darker color to give it an even more rich texture appeal.

With winter just around the corner here in South Africa I just can not wait to get snug on the sofa under this blanket while watching my favorite TV program. It looks so gorgeous, soft and luxuriously cozy and amazingly it takes under 6 hours to make. I know I will have to wrestle it away from other family members so will probably end up making more than one, lol!

A video would be great here. Someone put a link to a V stitch which doesn't work on my PC I am really interested in making this and it look easy, which I need after work.

Hi Lauriestvenson! I am not sure if you saw this, but we have a video on how to make the V stitch on AllFreeCrochet: https://www.allfreecrochet.com/Crochet-Videos/How-to-Crochet-the-V-Stitch-Craft-Video I hope this helps! Megan, AFC Editor

This afghan is for me! It seems from reading the ever so simple pattern that the afghan would be easy to crochet. Love the soft color. I like to find simple afghan patterns like this one that would be great to complete while TV watching. Great last minute gift idea as the afghan could be completed in one evening.

This pattern certainly will work up quickly since you hold two bulky yarns together at the same time and use a Q hook. But Im a little confused by the Materials list. It states that it requires seven balls of yarn. However, the notes say to wind one skein into two balls. What happened to the other balls? Do you just use the yarn straight from the remaining skeins?

I am currently making a baby blanket with soft, bulky yarn. My friend felt it and instantly requested a blanket of his own. His blanket will have to be much larger than a baby blanket! This may be a good pattern to follow for his blanket.

This blanket is so simple to make, it works up so quickly because of the large hook size and the thickness of the yarn is so plush and soft. This is the perfect blanket for this cold winter weather!

How important is it to "wind just one of the skeins into 2 balls so that you have an even number of strands" instead of just pulling from two balls? I am using the yarn recommended. Will it affect the shading?

I love this design... I want to do it but I dont understand the instructions. (

rencholshikata 002 9034 watch this video (short, about 1 minute) to see how to do V stitch

sorry..........it would help if I included the link.............. https//www.youtube.com/watch?v= == nQNQ9IunaYc

Thanks for that direct link, Janie, I think that will really help those of us who haven't done the v stitch before. Makes it easier for me when I have something to watch like a video, can't always just follow the pattern. Have you made this blanket before? Any tips or tricks for newbies?

i know what you mean we need a video

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